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Center Support for Closet Rod

Hi all I'm new to home improvement but I need some help on my closet. I have a closet that's roughly 8 feet so I'm aware I will need some kind of support in the middle. I was wondering if there is any ...
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I want to add a shelf bracket to a sagging wooden shelf. What types of screws and wall anchors should I use?

Image: https://ibb.co/n0Bgz6D I've been told to use wood screws but I'm confused if the wood screws go into the wall or should those be drywall screws. Also what anchor and what size of stew should I ...
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Conversion from wood stud hardware to metal stud/toggle bolts?

I currently am looking to install some shelf mounts that come with #10x1.8 in screws to drill into wood studs. Two mounts have a 55 lb weight capacity. Our walls have metal studs, so I need to use ...
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Why are boards like 2x4's orientated longer-side vertical when used as braces for free-standing shelves?

Most shelves and workbenches I see all have the same orientation for their horizontal boards (as in, the braces for a shelf or the edges of a workbench, holding up plywood or other horizontal surface)....
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Pressure-treated wood truly necessary for basement furring strips?

Best practice described everywhere is to use pressure-treated wood when the wood will be in contact with concrete. In general, that makes great sense, especially when framing to finish a basement with ...
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Are shims alone sufficient for leveling out a shelving unit?

I have an IKEA Kallax unit (3x4) that I plan to place in a room of my house that unfortunately is not level. Right now, I've placed some wood shims underneath the downslope side (~1" difference) ...
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Total Noob - Hanging Heavy Wooden Shelves [closed]

I'm a complete noob, but I'm hoping to learn! I've purchased 2 wooden slabs that I had the carpenter cut into 4 long shelves. They're cherry, and heavy. But I think they look great. The gentleman I ...
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Is it okay to install floating shelves in a reinforced beam/column?

So, this is the reinforced concrete beam and column. Was wondering if it will cause any problems on the building if I installed floating shelves in them. And in the case that there are water/electric ...
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Shelving small closets - only 1 stud in each wall

I have 2 small pantry/closets, both about 22"x22" with small lips by the opening. I want to install some shelving in these closets, ideally ones that I can easily change the height of as ...
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Wall Shelves mounted on wood in garage

I want to take the ugly standing shelves in my garage to place wall shelves up and give me floor space back and make the garage look nicer. The previous owner put a lot of screws in the that wall, ...
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How can I attach wooden shelf to a ShelfTrack bracket? [closed]

So, I am planning to do 3 16" shelves mounted on a ShelfTrack system side-by-side for my in-wardrobe storage area. Material for the shelves is probably going to be standard 3/4" pine or ...
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Can I hang shelves on a shear wall without hitting studs?

I have about .5" of what I believe is a shear wall behind .5" drywall in my apartment. I have one side of the shelf tracks fastened to a stud (but only using 1.5" screws, so only .5&...
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Scribing bookcase to wall

I will be building a bookcase in the near future, fairly simple construction (I hope) with 3 shelves. I'm wanting to have this flush up against a wall (as you would), however the wall in question is......
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Are these screws / anchors good enough for mounting this decorative shelf on drywall?

See the images below. Are these small screws suitable for mounting this on drywall? If not, what should I be using? I have two of these decorative shelves that are intended to display a few kids’ ...
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How to remove a wall bracket for retail shelving?

This is a support bracket for a retail shelf. It's super tight and I am unable to remove. Most just lift up and remove that way, this one won't lift up. How do I remove it?
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Anchor identification for custom shelving

Rookie hardware question: my father built our kids some custom shelves and gave me several sets of these wall anchors/bolts to install them. I know this is a wall anchor system but looks significantly ...
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How to attach cat shelves to cement wall that already has nail heads

Whoever owned my home before me put some nails in the mortar between what look like cinderblocks of some kind in my basement. Hence they're stuck pretty securely. I expect they could hold a lot of ...
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Freestanding Shelves Stability

I recently built this set of shelves for my basement. Because of the insulated walls I do not plan to anchor them. The shelves are not as solid as I hoped. After doing some research, I think one main ...
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L Shaped floating shelf of custom length

I need to get an L-shaped floating shelf of custom length. It shall go into the corner where my WFH desk exists. Most floating shelves I get are quite small. I need something that is 1m on one side ...
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Design a frame for shelves in an alcove? [closed]

My previous small studio apartment had a useful cupboard, as pictured -- the only storage space, used for: Clothes Empty suitcases Small boxes Now I want a design for a similar one, to fit the new ...
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Can this wall support books on track shelving? [closed]

I would like to install a track shelving system on a wall to hold books, and want to ensure that the setup could hold the load safely (and also not destroy the wall). I’ve found mixed info* and am ...
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Do I need a back for a 96"x20"x12" garage shelf?

I am building an adjustable shelf 96"x20"x12" (hxwxd) adjacent on both sides to an inside wall corner, anchored to cinder-block wall - does it need a back? Since this will be kind of ...
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L shaped shelf pin -can it be installed in the reversed position?

This is the pin that I am asking about If you install it like in the picture there will be a gap between the edge of the shelf and the side panel of the bookcase. I would like to install it with the ...
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How can I mount a shelf between two cabinets with no damage?

I'm hoping to add shelf of sorts above my sink between the existing cabinets. I'm in a rental, and I don't want to do any damage to the cabinets, so that rules out any nails or drilling in order to ...
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How can I remove the screws under the pegs on a coat rack?

I cannot figure out how this shelf is hung. The old man that built it said that I could “do pull ups on it” when I moved in, now I’m understanding why. Initially thought that the screws at the top ...
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Securing a glass set of shelves to a glass wall

I need to "baby-proof" this corner glass bracket by securing it to the glass walls of the balcony, at each of its 3 levels. Since there are no holes through which to pass any rope/wire, I ...
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Is it a bad idea to use steel wall shelf brackets in bathrooms?

I'm replacing some wonky floating shelves in the bathroom. I've previously used this kind of steel wall shelf bracket, but is it a bad idea to put steel brackets in a bathroom that's regularly used ...
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Heavy bookshelves into a dab and dot plasterboard with brick behind it

I'm putting up heavy-duty book shelves up in a very long alcove. My problem is that I've discovered it's a dab and dot (dry lining) plasterboard that covers up old brick, which I've never installed on ...
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Will floating pantry shelves built with 2x2s be ok?

I am really proud of these floating shelves I made, which still need plywood tops, bottoms and fronts. But now that I’m done I’m worried pine was a bad choice. It was the only wood that came in 2x2. I ...
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Shelves into single metal stud. Is it possible?

I have seen many similar questions, but most are around mounting a TV. I'd like to mount some shelves to hold kitchen appliances (air fryer, coffee machine, toaster, etc). 4 shelves in total, 3 with ...
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How can I cut pine shelves to size?

I've ordered some custom pine shelves to fit into an alcove. Due to poor communication, they are 1-2 mm too long to fit. What is the best way to cut them down to size? They're 5cm(~2") thick and ...
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How much weight can studs hold for several rows of shelves?

I am planning on fitting 6 shelves one above the other to a plasterboard wall. I've identified where two studs are and plan to use two j brackets for fitting each shelf. I can't find much advice ...
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Shelving unit for shed [closed]

I have recently bought a 12x8 ft shed. It has been assembled and ready for use. I am thinking about how to improve the storage area inside it. This shall require getting shelves. I am thinking of ...
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Adding a shelf in a laundry closet that can support a 150lb clothes dryer

I'm considering adding a shelf in our laundry closet to hold our 150 pound clothes dryer, as an alternative to the massive hassle (e.g. here and here) of moving a 300+ pound vertical washer+dryer ...
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Wall shelves, hooks, other wall-mounted things, without drilling? Double-sided tape maybe?

I have a bit of bare wall above my desk and I wish to utilise the space. Maybe put a couple of shelves up, and hooks and mounts for my game controllers, headphones, microphones, cameras and what not. ...
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Will my shelf be strong enough despite one of the brackets being in drywall anchors?

I just put up some shelves using brackets from Home Depot and Canadian Tire. You can see them in the image below. The brackets themselves are rated for much more weight than I'm putting on them (like ...
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Built in bookcase/shelves within alcove of non-plumb sides

I am planning to build a bookcase/shelving unit on top of my existing unit, however I'm trying to get my head around how I can best adapt/scribe this to the walls on all 3 sides... The left wall ...
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Floating shelf: Rounded vs. Rectangular brackets?

What are the pros and cons of each option? I guess the rounded one means the diameter of the hole in the wall should be very big, while no difficult affixing is required on the shelf, you just drill a ...
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Best way to install Kitchen Shelves next to existing cabinet?

To increase storage space, I want to install 3 shelves (above each other) near the edge of my kitchen cabinet, and near the edge of the wall, and above the kitchen ceramic. Each shelf is about 75cm ...
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How do I know whether a bookcase will rack/sag/twist if hung using butt hinges as a (non-secret) "door"?

I want to take a bookcase and install it as a door, to hold near 100kg max of heavy food items (but probably less than that most of the time). The bookcase itself is 36kg. The bookcase carcass and ...
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Do I need anchors to hang a shelf from a plaster wall if some holes align with a stud?

I have a plaster wall and I'm looking to hang a floating shelf from it (no brackets). I have located the studs; most are 16 inches apart, and one is 13.5 inches from its neighbor. The shelf has three ...
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Possible to have too many storage shelves on walls? (re: weight limit?)

I've been putting shelves on the unfinished side of the basement but they are really heavy. I've used a mix of 5/8" and 3/4" shelves: I'd like to install more shelving to the right of the ...
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How do I secure freestanding shelves to a concrete wall with a sewer pipe in the way?

I would like to put some freestanding, open-backed shelves in my basement and secure them to the concrete wall. I believe the shelves I am considering are designed to be mounted to the wall through ...
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Is my analysis of a closet system (rails hanging from a top track) correct? (e.g. Elfa, IKEA Algot, or floating shelf on L brackets)

So my contractor didn't use the supplied anchors from the closet company (Elfa), and now I don't know if the random anchors they used will hold up, and wanted to know if I should re-mount the tracks ...
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How to fix a twin shelving system into wall?

I need to fix this type of thing into a wall: There are several things that I am trying to figure out which is proving elusive and thus I am here on this forum. What is the proper name of this ...
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Can a walnut veneer be glued onto white melamine board?

I have some adjustable wall shelves I am installing on my wall. I am using the double slotted standards and adjustable brackets. See photo of the wall standards in place. After pricing out solid ...
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Molly bolt weight limits for wall shelving (no access to the 2x4's in the wall behind drywall)

I would like to know what the weight limit for molly bolts for my particular application that I plan on inserting into the wall. The image below is of my project. I plan to install shelving on the ...
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Closet Shelving Crossmember

I am looking to install some custom shelving for a 4’x4’ closet. I would like the shelves to be in an L shaped configuration against the rear and right walls of the closet. The back portion of the ...
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Supporting a freestanding "wall" (vertical cantilever) [closed]

I'm building a freestanding "wall" in my garage, for storage. Click any image to embiggen It's obviously incomplete in the photo (it's also only temporarily floating off the ground). I'll be ...
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How can I mount a mirror tight to vertical shelf standards?

I have a closet full of these shelving standards that let you place adjustable height shelves. The vertical support bars have two columns of holes, which the shelves lock into with some prongs on the ...
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